Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.
(also spelled 20th Century Fox Television
) is the television production division of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
, and a production arm of the Fox Broadcasting Company
(both are subsidiaries of the Fox Entertainment Group
, in turn part of Rupert Murdoch
's News Corporation
). Twentieth Television
(also spelled 20th Television
) is a separate distribution
arm overseen by News Corp.'s Fox Television Stations Group
, although it uses a variant of the film studio logo.
20th Century Fox Television was founded in 1949 as other studios were branching out into television production as well. At that time, the company was known as TCF Television Productions, Inc.
until 1955. TCFTV folded the operations of TV production companies they've acquired: Metromedia Producers Corporation
in 1986, New World Entertainment
in 1997, and MTM Enterprises
in 1998, and is the current distributor for most of the shows originally produced by these companies.
Since 1986, TCFTV has served as the Fox television network
's unofficial production arm (with Fox Television Studios
being viewed as the network's official television production division), producing the bulk of television series
airing on the television network
. Twentieth Television produced the first two series that aired on Fox's sister network, MyNetworkTV
and Fashion House
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